Sunday, November 12, 2017

Episode 24: The Wolfman a novel by Nicholas Pekearo

Some folk say when you've read one werewolf story, you've read them all. So, we decided to check around and we found a list of five werewolf books that contain an unusual twist, and after reading the The Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo we found that we were not disappointed.  Publishers Weekly said  "Spare, evocative prose lifts this impressive debut from Pekearo, who was killed in the line of duty as an auxiliary police officer in New York City in 2007. Marlowe Higgins, who’s both a werewolf and a detective, lives in the small town of Evelyn..."   We agree that the writing is solid with few flaws, and you will find some twists in this horror tale full of angst and aggression.  With Pekearo's background and interest in police work he does a nice job of combining elements of a detective novel with those of a horror story.  

Special thanks to Erdenstern for the music, and Aaron Kleinschmidt for his readings. 

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Episode 23: An American Werewolf in London


Welcome back! This is the first of our werewolf shows. We take a look at the cult classic film that along with The Howling raised the bar for werewolf transformations. This one's quite painful. While Roger Ebert gave An American Werewolf in London a poor review, saying it " ...seems curiously unfinished, as if director John Landis spent all his energy on spectacular set pieces and then didn't want to bother with things like transitions, character development, or an ending."
took the werewolf transformations to the next level, with mechanical make-up effects that pre-date the wonderful computer graphics that we enjoy today. So does the film

We however found it highly entertaining in spite of it's flaws.  Although we do have some questions about the ending. 


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